Leftover Cookies
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Throw all of your leftover holiday mix-ins into one awesome cookie!
Serves: 20 cookies
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups chocolate, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup crushed candy canes
  • ½ cup sprinkles
  • ½ cup chopped candy
  • sea salt, for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, combine your melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat until well combined and the texture of wet sand, about 3 minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed. Add in your egg, beat to combine, then your egg yolk, and beat to combine. Add in your vanilla and beat to combine, scraping down the bowl, again, as needed.
  3. Whisk together your flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Gradually add this to your mixing bowl, beating until just combined, scraping down the bowl as needed. Use a wooden spoon to fold in your chocolate, candy canes, sprinkles, candy, or whatever else you're using. Scoop 2-tablespoon sized balls out onto your baking sheets, spacing them about 1-1/2 inches apart. Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt, if you like.
  4. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until set and just barely golden. Allow the cookies to cool briefly on the baking sheets before moving to finish cooling on another surface. These will keep well, cooled and stored at room-temperature in an air-tight container, for up to 5 days.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2015/12/29/leftover-cookies/